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A 16-year-old male asked:

I had strach marks buy my belly button it hearted now its pink could i bursted or just irritation i'm anxious it pink lump on a veain or strach mark?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not dangerous: Stretch marks are not harmful & usually painless. They are hard to treat but when you first see them - using certain products may help. Although results are limited- some try wheat germ oil, glycolic acid products, retinoids, laser treatments & combo retinoids & glycolic acid which help some. Peptide containing products havent been shown to work. Moisturizing w shea or coco butter help a little.
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Last updated Feb 9, 2017


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